SOURCE: Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab
June 14, 2010 12:32 ET
Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab and Pilot Travel Centers Announce the Opening of Three New Medical Clinics
KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab (www.roadsidemed.com) and Pilot Travel Centers (www.pilottravelcenters.com) announce the opening of three new medical clinics in Oklahoma City, OK; East St. Louis, IL; and Waco, TX. Oklahoma City will begin providing health and wellness services beginning June 25, 2010 and Waco and East St. Louis locations will be providing services in July 2010. All current and new Roadside Medical Clinics utilize advanced healthcare information systems, including iPads, telemedicine and the industry's first full-function electronic medical record system for professional drivers. These tools streamline reporting, improve adherence to wellness and weight loss programs, and lower administrative and direct healthcare costs for drivers and companies alike on a nationwide scale. Visit www.roadsidemed.com for location details and to register for future announcements on opening dates.
With its exclusive locations on the highways at Pilot Travel Centers, Roadside Medical provides the most convenient, cost effective and professional medical care services, including DOT physicals and compliance, wellness programs, sleep apnea screening, testing and treatment, and nutritional products in a convenient location for drivers. Pilot is the largest operator of travel centers in the U.S. with more than 300 locations in 41 states. Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab has planned for an additional six sites throughout the U.S. by the end of 2010 in order to meet the needs of the 4.2 million over-the-road professional drivers.
"Our expansion to three additional locations is another step in our development of a coast to coast network to support professional drivers where they need us, on the road," says Bob Perry, a.k.a. "The Trucker Trainer," President for Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab and Chair for the American Trucking Associations Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council's Health & Wellness Working Group. "The clinics, in addition to our Driver Body Fuel products and wellness program, provide trucking companies and their drivers with the tools they need to stay on the road to good health."
Roadside Medical wellness programs improve more than just the bottom-line. Roadside's Wellness Tool Kit and Driver Body Fuel Kits have been proven to help drivers lose weight, lower their BMI, reduce cholesterol levels and normalize blood pressure. Wellness programs reduce healthcare costs, improve employee retention, cuts down on workplace accidents, and prevents downtime and lost loads. The driver wellness program is available to companies and their drivers while visiting any Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, by calling (941) 225-2520, or by requesting information on www.roadsidemed.com.
"We are pleased to partner with Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab to improve the lives of our customers," said Jimmy Haslam of Pilot Travel Centers. "Our goal is to be a total solution provider for all driver services, and Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab is helping us deliver medical services. The evidence supporting driver health initiatives is too staggering to ignore. Providing drivers with healthy options and access to medical care isn't just good business, it's the right thing to do."
About Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab
In December 2007, Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab launched a nationwide network of retail health clinics designed to meet the growing demand of America's 4.2 million over-the-road professional drivers. Through an exclusive partnership with Pilot Travel Centers, Roadside Medical provides cost effective and professional convenient care medical services including DOT physicals and compliance, lifestyle and wellness programs, sleep apnea studies and treatment, and nutritional products in a convenient location for drivers. Pilot is the largest operator of travel centers in the U.S. with more than 300 locations in 41 states. Please visit www.roadsidemed.com to locate a Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, learn more about their health and wellness programs and to order Driver Body Fuel, a 30-day supply of nutrition while on the road.
About Pilot Travel Centers
Pilot Travel Centers LLC is a leading operator of travel centers, catering to professional drivers and traveling motorists in 41 states with over 300 retail interstate properties. The company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., employs 14,000 nation-wide and is held in a partnership between Pilot Corporation, wholly owned by the Haslam family, and Propeller Corporation, wholly owned by the funds advised by CVC Capital Partners, a leading global private equity firm. For more information about Pilot Travel Centers, please visit www.pilottravelcenters.com.